Improvements to work-life balance secured through negotiations
The pandemic has made telework to become the rule and not the exception. And this might stay so also after the pandemic. Being a female professional, this implies an intensified double charge of professional work and private/family tasks.
While major European capitals continue to attract a growing number of highly skilled intra-EU mobile citizens and third-country nationals, professional women on the move may face many difficulties in re-entering the labour market, including periods of unemployment and deskilling in the host country.
In Europe, more women graduate with higher education degrees than men. And yet, men have higher income and get promoted more often than women. While the gender pay gap in Europe has stagnated, the efforts to reduce it has not.
On International Women’s Day, we must draw attention to the new world of work and the effects that automation and digitalisation will have on female professionals and managers around the world.
The total earnings of women are approximately 84 per cent of men’s earnings. The rate of the women’s euro, or female euro, must be raised more rapidly.
For some time now, it has been noted that European women are highly-skilled, and an increasing number of women graduate with tertiary education. Still, highly-educated women find it harder to enter the labour market and are in lower-skilled jobs in comparison to men.
Balancing work and private life is not an easy task for European workers in general, let alone female professionals and managers.
La conciliación de la vida laboral, personal y familiar no resulta fácil para las profesionales y directivas. A menudo se ven obligadas a elegir entre su carrera profesional o su vida familiar.
Two things that we need more of to promote equality: women in company boards and management and men on parental leave.
A recent survey from the London Business School has revealed that 70 per cent of women feel anxious about taking a career break for maternity leave or travel and the impact it will have on their careers.